When you are a curvy lady and you are about to get married, you are probably worried about what you are going to wear. You may want to go on a diet in order to lose some weight before the wedding takes place, but you do not need to do that. There are surely some parts of your body you feel comfortable showing, and if you have nice, toned legs, you can show them off by wearing a short wedding dress. There are some tips and tricks you should pay attention to, and once you do that, you can be sure you will look fabulous on your wedding day.
A plus size bride should avoid tight dresses. Instead, opt for a baby doll style. This dress type will allow you to show off your legs, and it's the right choice for a fall, summer or spring wedding. You can choose a dress which is longer in the back and shorter in the front, or simply one which falls above the knees. The skirt can be layered, designed of various layers of tulle, chiffon or tulle.
It's a known fact that black slims down and elongates the silhouette, so if you wish, you can choose a dress that has a dark color. A bride does not always need to wear white, so especially if you are a non traditional bride, you don't have to be afraid to wear black or dark blue.
The shoes you wear with your dress, as well a the rest of the accessories play an important part too, so you should go for something that takes the eyes off your weight. We suggest a golden necklace and matching earrings, and perhaps some satin high pumps.
You can easily find your perfect dress if you browse the most well known bridal web sites.
An antique wedding dress is usually called vintage. If you need something old for the wedding, you can actually have an antique wedding gown, which either belonged to your mother or grandmother – but only if the gown fits you. If you want to use this wedding dress, you may notice that it needs some reconditioning – this includes redoing the upper part of the corset so that it looks more modern.
You'd want to wear a dress that belonged to either your grandmother or you mother, if either one of them is not alive anymore and you were close enough or very close to one of them, or if you want a specific wedding theme.
If there is no way for you to own such a wedding gown from the ladies in your family, then it is time for you to hit the stores, in search for a modern wedding gown which will remind everyone of the weddings happening at the beginning of the 20th century. Lace wedding dresses were really popular at the time, as well as beautifully decorated or embroidered bridal veils – the image above gives you a perfect idea of what the brides were looking like at the time.
The dress won't be perfectly white – champagne, ivory are the preferred colors – and the price for a modern wedding gown that looks antique will not drop under $300. The wedding gowns can be found on many websites, including etsy, where you can be guaranteed they're handmade, thus greater attention to details has been paid. The price for a handmade wedding gown can reach $2,000 though.
Most of these antique looking wedding gown are also long to the floor, but it may be more appropriate to search for tea length ones, with a column cut, or a very narrow A-line skirt. The shoulders need to be covered, so either a separate lace, bridal boleros can be purchased, or dresses with shoulder straps.
Probably the African weddings are some of the most interesting weddings to attend to, especially if the couple plans on having a double wedding: a modern one as well as a traditional one. When it comes to the traditional weddings, depending on the tribe, the wedding attire will look completely different. For instance, in some tribes the bride has to make her own wedding attire, or at least a part of it, while the rest of the attire is being done by the community she lives in.
But, if you live in any Western country, you can't really wear any of the African wedding gowns you might see online, instead you better decide to wear a wedding gown that is inspired by the modern fashions the African women are sporting. And luckily for you, we even found some online, but don't expect them to be dirt cheap.
For instance, one of them retailing for $300 at dupsies.com is colored off-white in combination with golden and it is so long it sweeps the floor so you may actually trip on it. Shortening the hemline is not an option because it is decorated with golden embroidery. The gown is made of satin, it's strapless and it has a sweetheart neckline. The waistline is lowered, thus it will make your body to look elongated, but not necessarily thinner as well.
If you trust eBay more, then be sure you can find something there as well. We found another satin wedding gown, inspired by the African modern fashions and it is decorated with red embroidery. The embroidery follows your natural waist line, like a sash, and then all the edges of the fabric. The dress costs $425 and the colors can be changed to suit your taste. The dress is long to the floor, with the back part having a little train that can be removed. The dress is strapless ans sleeveless and a matching headpiece can be ordered.
The Cinderella style wedding dress is one of the many styles a bride can opt for wearing on her most important day. But what does it mean exactly? For starters, this cut will take people's breath away, as it is one of the luxurious looking type of dresses but this also depends on the fabrics used and on the chosen hairstyle ans accessories. The Cinderella ball gowns are recommended for both young brides as well as mature ones.
The perfect ball gown dress can have a lace bodice and a sweetheart neckline, this being the most popular choice among brides, The back can be either zippered or laced up, while the skirt is usually flared out as much as possible, long to the floor, and quite detailed with ruffles and other elements. For any bride who wants to look fabulous, we suggest a detailed corset, perhaps embroidered or crystal embellished depending on each bride's personal tastes.
As a rule of thumb, the dress can be made of rich fabrics like taffeta, or several different fabrics which are mixed – organza, chiffon, silk or satin. A summer wedding allows the dress to be made of lighter materials. When we consider colors, the most popular option is white, but don't feel limited to that. How about shades of golden, pink, champagne or ivory?
The Cinderella wedding dress should, of course, be worn with the right shoes and accessories. The shoes we recommend are high but comfortable, with a hidden platform. The pumps are in trends this season, and so are wedges – either way you should be able to walk in them the whole day!
This ball gown dress should be worn with delicate but expensive jewelry, such as a gold necklace, and an up-do or straight hair style. The finishing touch could be a long veil, and a white rose bouquet.
Before you go shopping for a wedding dress, you should think of the kind of dress you want. Maybe you already have a style in mind, but what about the color? There are many colors to choose from, and it depends on what each bride likes the most. The wedding setting and season should also be taken into consideration, as a casual wedding requires a different outfit than a black tie event. A soon-to-be bride needs to think of her skin tone and what she looks good in – if you don't look good in a color usually, don't get a wedding dress on that color, either.
Of course, if you like the pure, feminine style, opt for a white dress, as most brides do. The white dresses look good on a tanned skin, and they can be used for any kind of wedding. Still, you should keep in mind that a white wedding dress fits a young bride the most, so if you are a second time one, there are other choices you should consider. You can very well choose an ivory, cream or pink champagne gown, as it will make you appear classy, but also young and fresh. A warm color dress is a good choice for a summer wedding, but also for a fall one. In case of a fall wedding, other allowed colors re brown, or shades of golden – they look rich and classy.
A non conformist bride may want to go for a black, or even red dress. These colors are usually chosen by brides who like the Gothic style. A black dress should be worn with a darker kind of makeup – we suggest a red lipstick, and smoky eyes, for a stunning effect. If you decide for a red dress, pay attention to your skin tone!
Any bride wants to look as unique as possible for her wedding – and most brides want to feel just like a princess, as least for one day. The dress plays the most important part in this, so you should choose wisely. If you are one of the brides with a nice figure and toned but slender legs, you should opt for a short wedding dress. Although this is not recommended for winter due to the cold, it's a great choice for summer wedding. Now all you have to do is choose the cut and the style of the dress you want.
A short wedding dress would look best if it's a baby doll cut. This means the dress will have an empire waist – a high one, while the lower part is flowy, and perhaps ruffled. such a cut will hie you stomach and hips, focusing on your legs instead. If it's a wedding dress, it should be more detailed than your usual party dress. We recommend a heavily beaded dress, and the high waist should be marked by a belt, embellished with Swarovski crystals. Of course, you have many colors you can choose from – you can opt for a white, traditional one, but also ivory, pink, or cream. Such a dress could be made of chiffon, silk, or lace, but should have inside lining for a fuller effect.
After you choose your dress, the next thing you need to do is choosing the accessories you will wear with it. A short dress needs statement shoes, you should go for something that will draw everyone's attention. We suggest some lace booties, or some satin heels with a hidden platform which look stunning but are also comfortable wear throughout the wedding day. Wear your hair down, and match with a white rose bouquet!
Before you go shopping for a wedding dress, you should decide what kind of dress you want to get. This entirely depends on your usual style, but there are some dresses which are very popular – like the fairytale, ball gown dresses. Such a dress will make any bride look just like a princess, and they are suitable for brides of all ages. They come in many shapes and colors.
If you can afford it, we suggest you buy and wear a designer wedding dress. Not only they sport a unique, personal style which you will not usually find on the market, but the cuts are perfect and do not need adjustment. If you need suggestions, you can not go wrong with dresses designed by the Dior house, Vera Wang, or Armani.
If your wedding is a summer one, choose a light but fairy like dress, perhaps made of chiffon or organza. The bodice could be crystal embellished, and it could sport any design you want – flowers, butterflies, or anything else. The sweetheart neckline is a very popular choice, and the dress could be strapless. The skirt's design plays an important part in a fairytale gown, and it should be flared, sporting an amazing embroidery design. The skirt could feature several layers of rich fabrics, like satin, silk, or organza. The dress should be long, perhaps with a train. Not all brides like to go for the traditional white dress – in that case, you can choose form the many others colors, like ivory, champagne, but even bolder ones like black, red or blue.
You should wear a fairytale dress with statement shoes, from the same collection of you go for a designer dress. We recommend some high pumps with a hidden platform, or wedges. If the wedding is a winter one, wear ankle boots, with a medium heel.
There are many reasons why a soon to be bride would opt for a red and white wedding gown. White is the traditional wedding color, and it gives off a pure, delicate feeling. But red spices things up and draws attention – and you can have both colors in one dress. As there are many shades or red, you can choose the one that fits your skin tone. We recommend a darker red, which will not look tacky while mixed with the white.
Many bridal designers created red and white wedding gowns, so you can get your inspiration from this season's runway collections. A full, ball gown dress can have the upper part – the bodice – on a white color, and perhaps made of lace, with long, lace sleeves. The skirt could be red and ruffled, sporting several layers of rich satin or silk, and with a log court or cathedral train. In this case, the jewelry and other accessories are not needed – you can choose an up-do hairstyle and a white or red rose bouquet as the finishing touch.
If you want more red on your dress and less white, then you can go for a completely red dress with a white belt which marks the waist. The skirt could feature detailed embroidery or unique embellishments such as crystals, ribbons or butterflies, depending on your tastes and how glam you want your wedding to be. Wear this kind of dress with a long, matching veil and perhaps a silver or diamond studded tiara. The shoes should be red, made of satin, and with a hidden platform which will allow you to dance comfortably. The gown could sport a mermaid cut, or an a-line one which looks good on almost any body shape. Either way, a red and white dress makes any bride look amazing!
If your wedding takes place in autumn, you can choose to wear a different kind of dress than a summer, or even winter one. You should match the fall tones and get a dress in a warm brown color, perhaps with a leaves pattern on it. Other suitable colors are ivory or cream – and the design and cut of the gown should be flattering and stylish.
Our first suggestion would be a dress made of rich fabrics like taffeta mixed with organza, and perhaps with a detailed embroidery on the skirt. The bodice can sport a sweetheart neckline, and if you are afraid you will feel cold, you can go for one with long sleeves. The corset part may be simple looking or embellished with various crystals, while the skirt can be ruffled and full. The design can be sophisticated as well, so do not be afraid of wearing a dress with attached ribbons or butterflies on it, or embroidered with lace. We recommend you wear it with a scarf, and light brown, high heeled pumps. The hairstyle is also important – put your hair up in a messy bun, and accessorize with matching hair pins.
If you want, you could opt for a short dress instead, especially if the weather allows it. Some autumn days can be as hot as summer, and in such a case, choose a lighter fabric such as chiffon. The dress can be tight, or it can have an empire waist which will let you move around comfortably. The wedding setting is also important when deciding the dress – if your wedding is casual, you don't have to choose very rich, textured fabrics, instead keep things simple and go for a traditional style. You can wear short or knee high boots, which you can find on most bridal web sites.
The winter is a beautiful season, and if you want to be unique and different from other brides, you probably choose your ceremony to be held in winter instead of summer. In this case, it's time to start thinking of the dress you are going to wear. The dress should look different than one for summer. In winter, the weather is much colder, so we suggest some richer fabrics which will keep you warm and look stunning. You can opt for taffeta, but also silk or maybe satin.
A nice choice is to wear a dress which includes a coat. This will protect you and keep you warm, and allow you to look like a Russian princess. We recommend you go for a dress in a darker color, but you can also choose a red dress with golden embroidery for a rich effect. The dress could sport long sleeves or no sleeves at all, and could have a ruffled, full skit. The coat should be able to cover the dress completely, and of course, have the same color or a similar one to the dress. The coat may include a belt, and can be made of any fabric. A good choice is a coat with a high neck. Another dress style you can try is a mermaid cut, if you want to show off your body.
For a non conformist bride who likes a darker, Victorian look, we suggest a black dress, with embroidery or embellishments, and a black coat. Such a dress will not require many accessories. You can skip the necklace and bracelet, and pay attention only to your shoes an hairstyle. An up-do bun would look amazing, as for the shoes – choose some booties. These can be ankle length, and made of lace or leather, encrusted with various types of crystals.